Shipping notes No. 149 (July/ August).

In port – Yelland Quay.

Deo Gloria, 20/7, 21/7, 22/7, 23/7 (2 Trips), 24/7 (sailing delayed due to problem).

It may be of interest to readers that this vessel will have performed 10 voyages to Yelland. She is loading at the dredging area off Llanelli, South Wales, which is a much shorter voyage than going to the Culver area further up the Bristol Channel.

Shipping at Bideford.

No cargoes since last issue.

Shipping at Appledore.

Arco Dee, 23/7.

Bristol Channel Observations.

10/7 at 1055 cargo vessel Arklow Rock, 4,933 tons d.w., owners Arklow Shipping Nederland BV Netherlands, inward bound for Avonmouth.

12/7 at 15.47 cargo vessel Klaipeda, 4,068 tons d.w., owners Luptania Shipping Co Ltd Lithuania, outward bound from Birdport (having sailed a 21.04).

14/7 at 13.26 cargo vessel Victoria C, 4,752 tons d.w., owners Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd Cowes I.O.W., inward bound for Newport. (Also seen again 18.7 at 18.12, outward bound, having sailed at 12.43).

15/7 vehicle carrier Grande Benin, 26,097 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 10.15. (Seen again 16/7 at 1500, outward bound, having sailed from Portbury at 10.15). At 16.15 vehicle carrier Guardian Leader, 21,182 tons d.w., owners Guardian Maritime ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury.

16/7 at 20.37 cargo vessel Frigga, 4,216 tons d.w., owners Frigga Shipping Ltd Latvia, inward bound for Newport.

17/7 at 07.44 vehicle carrier Vega Leader, 16,396 tons d.w., owners Aires del Mar Compania SA Japan, inward bound for Portbury. (Also seen again outward bound at 19.00 from Portury, having sailed at 12.43). At 10.13 dredger Sospan Dau, 2,134 tons d.w., owners Sospan C.V Netherlands, inward bound for Cardiff. The Trinity House buoy tender vessel Patricia was anchored in Bideford Bay overnight undertaking maintenance work on the fairway buoy and sailed the next day for Lands End. Also the buoy tender vessel Mair was anchored off Appledore, then sailed the next day for St Ives.

18/7 at 08.25 the vehicle carrier Don Quixote, 28,142 tons d.w., owners Wallenius Wilhelmsen Norway and Sweden, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.57 cargo vessel Nikar G, 3,154 tons d.w., owners Nikar G Germany, inward bound for Newport. (Seen again 21/7 at 15.00, outward bound, having sailed at 07.55). At 21.05 bulk carrier Prabhu Yuvika, 76,310 tons d.w., owners Puni Gopal Shipping Pte Ltd India, inward bound for Port Talbot.

19/7 at 08.17 vehicle carrier Grande Anversa, 12,353 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, outward bound from Portbury having sailed at 04.26. At 19.57 vehicle carrier Autosun, 6,670 tons d.w., owners United European Car Carrier Norway inward bound for Portbury.

21/7 at 16.55 tanker Stenstraum, 13,677 tons d.w., owners Stenoil KS Norway, inward bound for Cardiff .

22/7 at 08.26 cargo vessel Clarity, 1,448 tons d.w., owners Baltnautic Shipping Ltd Lithuania, inward bound for Portbury.

23/7 at 07.40 bulk carrier Federal Oshima, 36,563 tons d.w., owners Fednav ltd Canada, inward bound for Newport. At 08.23 cargo vessel Arklow Rover, 4,933 tons d.w., owners Ivermore Shipping Ltd Eire, inward bound for Newport. At 12.07 vehicle carrier Theben, 23,786 tons d.w., owners Yuki Shipping Ltd Denmark, inward bound for Portbury. At 14.00 cargo vessel Flex Emden, 5,049 tons d.w., owners Emden Shipping GMBH & Co Germany, outward bound from Newport having sailed at 08.32.

24/7 at 07.53 bulk carrier Navin Vulture, 73,90 tons d.w., owners Massmariner Malta Ltd Turkey, inward bound for Newport. At 08.23 vehicle carrier Victory Leader, 13,363 tons d.w., owners Victory Ray Ltd Isle of Man, inward bound for Portbury.

25/7 at 20.53 vehicle carrier Hoegh Singapore, 12,250 tons d.w., owners Hoegh Autoliners Norway, inward for Portbury.

Regards,

Norman.

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